Re: Sochi - one year out
posted at 2/7/2013 2:19 PM EST
In response to red75's comment:
So the games start 365 days from today, so I thought I'd ask everyone who they think is making it from the Bruins this year?
Chara's an automatic for Slovakia, Krejci will be with the Czech Republic, if Gemany qualifies then Seidenberg is a no-brainer. Those are the slam dunks.
Rask is in tighter due to Finland's depth in net, and it will depend on his performance this year, but he should make it, possibly as the starter.
Which leaves the Canadians. I think Bergeron has to be there - someone has to play the PK and shutdown centre role, may as well be the best in the game. Lucic was a late cut from the last time around, so I think he'll make it this time, taking over Morrow's role. And Seguin as well, though RW is deep for the Canadians.
Hamilton in 2016, but not yet.
PS: For a shutdown line with offensive upside and chemistry, I'd almost consider just taking the whole Seguin, Bergeron, Marchand line, but I think there'd be better options than Marchand that may not get you into the box as often in international rules.
Unless he has a lights out play-off this yr. No way Rask over takes Rinne & Kipper.
Not a hope in hell Lucic makes this team playing on an international ice surface. He got invited to the Vancouver summer camp, because it was on an NA ice size. He just doesn't have the speed. Bergy will be there for sure & if Marchand continues to score big goals & he played well in Worlds in the past he'll be a fringe player. It's up to Tyler if he makes it or not.
Babcock & Hitchcock are the coaching front runners imo, but CJ defineatly will be a part of the 2014 Canadian's in some capacity.